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N. Korea likens Trump to Hitler

North Korea likened US President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler on Tuesday in its latest diatribe amid high tensions over Pyongyang's military ambitions and ahead ...

Mongolia to hold first presidential runoff on July 9

Mongolia will hold its first ever presidential runoff vote on July 9 after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority in an election ...

China rejects US criticism over Nobel laureate's treatment

China on Tuesday rejected criticism over its treatment of cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo after the United States urged Beijing to give the paroled activist ...

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said ...

24 migrants rescued in Niger, dozens more feared dead

Twenty-four West African migrants were rescued and dozens more feared dead after traffickers deserted them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior ...

Colombia FARC rebels celebrate historic disarmament

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force celebrates its disarmament on Tuesday after half a century of war against the state, ending Latin America's oldest civil conflict. ...

Kidnapped journalist found dead in Mexico, sixth of 2017

Police in Mexico found the burned remains of a journalist who was kidnapped in May, the sixth reporter killed this year in the country, a ...

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state, the United Nations ...

Merkel softens her opposition to gay marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday softened for the first time her opposition to gay marriage, as her conservative party comes under growing pressure on ...

Who's the daddy: Digging up the famous for DNA testing

The decision to dig up the remains of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, ordered by a Madrid court on Monday, will lead to the latest high-profile ...

Brazil's president charged with corruption

Brazil's top prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with bribery on Monday, plunging Latin America's biggest country into what could be prolonged new political turmoil. The ...

Surfer memoir wins best American book prize

A surfing memoir already hailed as a classic won the inaugural Prix America Monday for the best book published in or about the US. New ...

French PM says ban on 'bee-killer' pesticide will go ahead

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe weighed in on a row between his environment and agriculture ministers on Monday to rule that a pesticide found harmful ...

Republican health plan in peril as 22 mln set to lose coverage

Senate Republicans watched support for their Obamacare repeal bill slide into perilous territory after Monday's release of a non-partisan report forecasting that the plan would ...

Trump travel ban: journey through the courts

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban ahead of a full hearing on the case, the latest twist in ...

Trump slams Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe

US President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack ...

Britain and EU clash as May outlines Brexit proposals for Europeans

London and Brussels clashed Monday over future residency rights for millions of Europeans as Britain outlined post-Brexit proposals that included a special new status for ...

Information overload fuels 'fake news': US study

"Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a ...

Family of US black motorist gets nearly $3mn over police shooting

The family of a black motorist fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer, whose dying moments were livestreamed on Facebook, said Monday it had reached ...

Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim ...

J. K. Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the "wonderful" two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon ...

Stray wallaby has small Dutch town hopping

Dutch police are looking for the owner of a stray wallaby which made an unexpected appearance in a small town over the weekend, disrupting rail ...

Spain court orders exhumation of Dali's remains in paternity claim

A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dali be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous ...

N. Ireland's DUP: A controversial partner for British PM May

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which struck a deal with the Conservatives on Monday aimed at keeping British Prime Minister Theresa May in power, has ...

Stalin tops Putin in Russian poll of greatest historical figures

Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second ...

Hong Kong activists stage China protests ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong saw multiple protests Monday ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to ...

PM Theresa May pays out for N. Ireland deal to govern Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives struck a hotly contested pact with a Christian fundamentalist party on Monday that will allow her party to govern ...

Liu Xiaobo: Freed Chinese intellectual spoke out for change

Liu Xiaobo, who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize from behind bars, was for decades a vocal champion of democracy and human rights until Chinese ...

Vettel 'freaked out' in Azerbaijan, faces Hamilton wrath: Lauda

Sebastian Vettel "freaked out" under pressure in his on-track clash with Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and risks retribution from his rival, according ...

Iraq forces combing west Mosul after surprise IS attack

Iraqi forces on Monday were searching neighbourhoods of west Mosul they retook weeks ago after a surprise jihadist attack on their rear that left several ...

US-backed force has seized a quarter of Raqa from IS: monitor

US-backed fighters have seized a quarter of Syria's Raqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said Monday, less than three weeks after they first ...

China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer

China's Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been transferred on parole from prison to a hospital for terminal cancer treatment, his lawyer said, but ...

China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo with terminal cancer: lawyer

China's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told ...

China landslide rescuers ordered to evacuate: state media

Rescuers searching for more than 90 people missing following a huge landslide in southwest China were ordered to evacuate Monday due to the risk of ...

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll from an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores more injured after they were ...

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child ...

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", ...

World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick ...

Divers seek bodies as boatmen recount deadly Colombia wreck

Divers combed the murky depths of a Colombian reservoir Monday for the bodies of a dozen missing passengers from a pleasure boat that sank, killing ...

Trump, and 2 Democrats, criticize Obama's response to Russia hacking

President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama's response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some ...

Get your legs out for the girls, guys!

As Paris men's fashion week comes to a close Sunday, one trend for spring summer 2018 and could not be clearer -- bare legs. Fashion ...

Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul

Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into ...

Two thirds of Mosul Old City retaken from IS: commander

Iraqi forces have retaken two thirds of old Mosul, a week after launching an offensive against the Islamic State group's last bastion in the city, ...

Harry Potter turns 20: Business empire with humble start

After years of rejection letters, British author J.K. Rowling finally published the first volume of the Harry Potter saga 20 years ago, on June 26, ...

J.K. Rowling: creator of magic who dazzled the world

The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a ...

Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi ends

An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government ...

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ...

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating ...

123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday ...

Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power -- and ...

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide

Rescuers kept digging through rocks and earth for more than 90 people still missing Sunday after a huge landslide entombed a village in southwest China, ...

The unfairest of them all: jowly Martha named World's Ugliest Dog

A lumbering canine with deep-set wrinkles and a gas problem, Martha the Mastiff is no beauty queen -- but as the newly crowned World's Ugliest ...

Extremist groups come out of shadows in Quebec

Tattooed and wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with a wolf paw, Patrick Beaudry admits being in the second year of a political movement "that is ...

Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire: army

An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, an ...

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalised community in the ...

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, according to an AFP count based ...

Qatar says Saudi-led list of demands not 'reasonable'

Qatar said Saturday that a 13-point list of demands made by Saudi Arabia and its allies impinged on its sovereignty and failed to meet US ...

All Blacks maul British and Irish Lions in first Test

Rieko Ioane scored two second-half tries as the world champion All Blacks stamped their authority with a 30-15 victory in the first Test against the ...

US most wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: army

One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid ...

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as an increasingly bleak search for ...

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. ...

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday. Colombia's ombudsman ...

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from ...

Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide: authorities

Around 100 people are feared buried after a landslide smashed through their village in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Saturday, local officials said, as they ...

Helmut Kohl's son calls funeral plans 'unworthy' of legacy

The elder son of Germany's legendary chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died last week, called on Friday the plans for his father's funeral "unworthy" of a ...

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six: Saudi police

Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior ...

Kurdish designers bring fight with IS to Paris catwalk

Dilan Lurr and his sister Lezan often ask themselves where would they be now if their parents had not left Iraq when they were children. ...

Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about President Donald Trump being assassinated, as his remarks to a music festival audience triggered an angry backlash. The ...

Five London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety fears

Residents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks' external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by ...

London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens ...

Stunned residents turfed out of London towers in the night

Baffled and bewildered, residents of five London tower blocks were dragging their belongings through the dark streets early Saturday, having been told to pack their ...

'Passionate' Pellegrino gets Saints job

English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just ...

'Emmangela' show reasserts EU's Franco-German alliance

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used the French president's first Brussels summit Friday to deliver an unmistakeable message: their countries intend to lead the EU's ...

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, ...

Bomber sows death among civilians fleeing Mosul

A suicide bomber blew himself up Friday among civilians fleeing the Old City of Mosul, where increasingly desperate jihadists are mounting a bloody last stand. ...

More than two dozen people killed in multiple Pakistan blasts

Multiple blasts killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in two Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials ...

Russian panel says opposition head 'ineligible' for election

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is gearing up to run for the presidency, is ineligible to stand for office, the country's central electoral commission ...

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable

Qatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an ...

Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11: officials

At least 11 people were killed and 24 wounded on Friday when twin blasts tore through a market crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid ...

'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard -- New York is one of the loudest cities ...

Letters show Einstein's marriage formula was off beam

Albert Einstein may have been a genius when it came to the world of physics -- but the magic formula for marriage eluded him, according ...

The creepy toys making a killing at the box office

Take away a vampire's teeth and he's just a goth that can't handle garlic. Wait for some decent cloud cover and your average werewolf is ...

UN to send experts to probe DR Congo violence

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday decided to send a group of experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion ...

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours' demands 'seriously'

The UAE on Friday advised Qatar to take a list of stern demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the ...

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave ...

Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze

Manslaughter charges could be filed over London's deadly tower blaze, police said Friday after finding that exterior cladding on the building had failed safety tests ...

'Pee Park'? China tries to correct bad translations

Public signs such as "Pee Park" and "deformed man toilet" may finally be a thing of the past as Chinese authorities crack down on poor ...

Unpaid Rio de Janeiro orchestras play the blues

When Filipe Moreira, principal dancer at the Rio de Janeiro ballet, takes to the stage, his grace and athleticism wows the audience. But his toughest ...

N. Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

North Korea on Friday accused the US of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of a student who was sent back home in a ...

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over student's death

North Korea on Friday accused the United States of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of an American student who was detained for more ...

Russian warships fire cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

Two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in Syria, the defence ministry said Friday. It ...

Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial

One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of "murderer" in forceful ...

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local ...

At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan explosion

An explosion targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan's southwestern Quetta city on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured around 20 others, officials said. ...

Gay friendly Madrid gears for WorldPride

Some two million revellers are expected in Madrid starting Friday as the Spanish capital hosts WorldPride 2017, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay, ...

'World Cup final' as All Blacks meet British and Irish Lions

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen compared Saturday's first Test with the British and Irish Lions to a World Cup final as they prepare to take ...

California man visits Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

As one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme ...

North Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official

North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead ...

Corruption scandals muddy Mongolia's presidential vote

Mongolians pick a new president Monday after a campaign marred by corruption scandals plaguing all three candidates, from jobs for cash to offshore accounts and ...

Over 400 migrants rescued at sea in Spain in past week

Over 400 migrants have been rescued at sea off the coast of southern Spain in the past week, rescue services said Thursday. Spanish coast guards ...

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